Meet the 2011 Red Sox
Projected lineup3B Kevin Youkilis
Fast fact: Over the last three seasons, only Albert Pujols (1.074) and Manny Ramirez (.970) have a higher OPS than Youkilis (.964).
Lowdown: Youkiliss willingness (and ability) to switch back to third base allowed the Sox to pursue a trade for Gonzalez. His reward should be plenty of RBI opportunities hitting fourth or fifth in a deeper lineup. A thumb injury limited Youkilis to 102 games last season but he has fully recovered.